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Joined: 02/07/2008
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Wild Pig Hunting

I've been hunting for more than 10 years but have only starting pig hunting two years ago. I have been hunting Pine Flat Lake mostly, since it's closer to home and it's public land. I have yet to see a pig anywhere for the past two years. Seen a lot of droppings and tracks only. I've also tried an area close to san luis reservoir with no success as well. Can anyone recommend any blm properties near the fresno area? I'm willing to travel up to 2 hours for a good hunt. I'm also open to ranches that won't charge me an arm and a leg just for a hunt. Any ranches that charges under $300 would be the spot for me. Please help me fill my wild pig tag.

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Joined: 09/07/2008
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Wild Pig Hunting

Pigs are a very hard animal to hunt for sure. When hunting in the summer remember that Pigs will be looking for the coolest places. They generally spend most of their day bedded down in thick brush or under trees. A great place to hunt Pig is Camp Roberts. Just take highway 101 (you'd have to check if you need to go N or S from where you are) The next Pig hunting dates are Oct. 18-19. They only allow hunting on certain days of month. From what I'm told the area near the river (areas 3 and 4) are good spots.

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Joined: 08/20/2007
Posts: 18
Wild Pig Hunting

Im from the Fresno area as well, I've had the same results around the PF area, another area that is kind of near is the hollister hills theres some BLM land you can hunt also Fort Hunter legit, is about 2hr and Camp Roberts is about 2hrs.

Joe

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Joined: 02/07/2008
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Wild Pig Hunting

Where is camp roberts?
How or where can I get a copy of the BLM properties for Hollister?

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Location: bakersfield ca
Joined: 12/03/2008
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wild pig

I'm very new at hunting i'm enjoying it. but still no kills. can any1 tell a good place 2 go by bakersfield. I could also use a lot of advise what to take or not to take. thanks

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Location: Tehachapi, Ca
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 52
Wild Pig Hunting

Hey dude, I live in Tehachapi, and there are alot of pigs up here. Im getting some access to some private land soon. If you bring a compound bow I can show you where to take some HUGE pigs. But your best bet is porterville area

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Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Joined: 09/15/2006
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Wild Pig Hunting

Pine Flat was always a wast of time I found for pigs. Was Ok for turkey and quail. Keep in mind the several areas of BLM lands around Colinga. Conden Peak, Clear Creek, Laguna Mt all up on Los gatos road. Plus their are a couple on Hwy- 198 if i remember correctly just west of Colinga. I took and seen many hogs on them before I moved away. Priest Valley has many a hog as well and the 3k+ acer ranch i hunted their was loaded with them. Man I remember the days when a book of 5 pig tags was only $9.50 back in '03 it changed to 1 tag like $15 each.

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Location: Tehachapi, Ca
Joined: 10/10/2008
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Wild Pig Hunting

What I find hilarious is that the Fish and Game Comission put no limit on the pigs, but charges $15 a piece. What a rip for helping to eradicate a destructive, alien species...

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Location: Florida
Joined: 08/02/2005
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I hunted California prior to joining the military and found the pigs few and far between. Try southwest airlines and a plane ticket to florida. I "scouted" a public land spot I had never been to in Florida and found myself surrounded by hogs on my first day out in a north florida swamp. I shot a 175 pound boar at 10 feet with my glock and just pissed him off royaly, I barely escaped that encounter. I was in there before sunrise and just followed the unbelievable sounds of boars fighting in the water.

When I was in Cali, the only semi productive spot I found was the southern edges of Mendocino national Forest, but nothing compares to the swamps of the gulf coast, the Texas river bottoms, or the Mississippi hardwoods and marshes. Travel, the prices are not unreasonable.

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Location: Florida
Joined: 08/02/2005
Posts: 85
Something new

I hunted California prior to joining the military and found the pigs few and far between. Try southwest airlines and a plane ticket to florida. I "scouted" a public land spot I had never been to in Florida and found myself surrounded by hogs on my first day out in a north florida swamp. I shot a 175 pound boar at 10 feet with my glock and just pissed him off royaly, I barely escaped that encounter. I was in there before sunrise and just followed the unbelievable sounds of boars fighting in the water.

When I was in Cali, the only semi productive spot I found was the southern edges of Mendocino national Forest, but nothing compares to the swamps of the gulf coast, the Texas river bottoms, or the Mississippi hardwoods and marshes. Travel, the prices are not unreasonable.

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Location: Tehachapi, Ca
Joined: 10/10/2008
Posts: 52
Wild Pig Hunting

Well if I could afford to travel I would, but Im going to school full-time 50 miles from the house and working for 8.75 an hour. Support Our Troops LMAO
Anyways keep up the hunts
cheers

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